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The BPS is honoured to have as its Patron HRH The Prince of Wales

Registered Charity No. 1092399
 
 

Organisation and Services

of The British Pteridological Society

 

 

Objectives
...to promote all aspects of Pteridology by encouraging the appreciation, conservation, cultivation and scientific study of ferns, horsetails, clubmosses and quillworts through publications, meetings, the provision of grants and other appropriate means.

History
The British Pteridological Society was founded in the Lake District in 1891 and soon became the focal point for fern enthusiasts throughout the British Isles...

Organisation
The Society is managed by its Officers, elected Committee and appointments.

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Subscriptions
The international membership includes those interested in gardening, natural history and botany, both amateur and professional. It is a friendly society run on a voluntary basis.

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Regional Groups
give opportunities for informal meetings with other fern enthusiasts in your own area.

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Special Interest Groups
provide opportunities for members with similar interests to share ideas and experiences.

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Spore Exchange receives a world-wide selection of fern spores from various sources and distributes them to members.

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Book Sales gives members the opportunity to acquire old fern books not easily obtainable through normal sources, as well as new books hot off the press!

Plant Exchange Scheme offers the opportunity to obtain species and varieties of hardy and greenhouse ferns that are not readily available from commercial nurseries and enables good homes to be found for surplus plants.
Merchandise
A variety of Merchandise is available to members including T-shirts, sweat-shirts, notelets and greetings cards. The latest Merchandise List and Order Form (June 2013) can be downloaded.
Reading Circle
A Reading Circle passes the American Fern Journal among interested members.
Members Information Service
Members often require information and advice on many aspects of Pteridophytes but are reluctant to ask or simply do not know where to obtain help. Queries from members on any aspects of the biology, identification or cultivation of ferns or fern allies should be sent, with three first class stamps, to A.R. Busby, 16 Kirby Corner Road, Canley, Coventry CV4 8GD. 
Affiliation to the Royal Horticultural Society
The Society is affiliated to the RHS, enabling a limited number of members to enjoy certain privileges in connection with RHS Shows, competitions and services.

 

 

Information supplied by: Relevant Officers

 
Membership Leaflet

The BPS
... continues to provide a wide range of information about ferns, through its website and by publishing regular journals, leaflets and books, and organising formal talks, informal discussions and outdoor meetings. The international membership includes those interested in gardening, natural history and botany, both amateur and professional. It is a friendly society run on a voluntary basis.

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Activities

BPS
Meetings, journals, Special Publications, Projects, Grants...

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AGM 2012

Minutes of the Meeting
Minutes of the 109th Annual General Meeting of the British Pteridological Society held
on Saturday 14th April 2012 at The Natural History Museum, London at 14.00 hrs.

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AGM 2011

Minutes of the Meeting
Minutes of the 108th Annual General Meeting of the British Pteridological Society held on Saturday 9th April 2011 at the Dunchurch Park Hotel, Rugby at 14.00 hrs.

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AGM 2010

Minutes of the Meeting
Minutes of the 107th Annual General Meeting of the British Pteridological Society held on Saturday 10th April 2010 at The Natural History Museum, London at 14:10 hrs.

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AGM 2009

Minutes of the Meeting
Minutes of the 106th Annual General Meeting of the British Pteridological Society held on Saturday 4th April 2009 at Manchester Museum at 14:00 hrs.

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AGM 2008

Minutes of the Meeting
Minutes of the 105th Annual General Meeting of the British Pteridological Society held on Saturday 5th April 2008 at the Natural History Museum, London at 14:00 hrs.

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AGM 2007

Minutes of the Meeting
Minutes of the 104th Annual General Meeting of the British Pteridological Society held on Saturday 4th March 2007 at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh at 14.00 hrs.

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